Academic Articles

Jumhawan, U., S. P. Putri, Y. E. Marwani, T. Bamba & E. Fukusaki, 2013. Selection of discriminant markers for authentication of Asian palm civet coffee (Kopi Luwak): a metabolomics approach. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry66: 7994–8001. – link (abstract)

Marcone, M.F., 2004. Composition and properties of Indonesian palm civet coffee (Kopi Luwak) and Ethiopian civet coffee. Food Research International, 37(9): 901–912. – link (abstract)

Özdestan, Ö., S.M. van Ruth, M. Alewjin, A. Koot, A. Romano, L. Cappellin & F. Biasioli., 2013. Differentiation of specialty coffees by proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry. Food Research International53(1): 433–439. – link (abstract)

Shepherd, C.R., 2008. Civets in trade in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia (1997-2001) with notes on legal protection. Small Carnivore Conservation, 38: 34–36. – link (full-text)

Shepherd, C.R., 2012. Observations of small carnivores in Jakarta wildlife markets, Indonesia, with notes on trade in Javan Ferret Badger Melogale orientalis and on the increasing demand for Common Palm Civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus for civet coffee production. Small Carnivore Conservation, 47: 38–41. – link (full-text)

Press Releases

AFP News, 13 Sep 2013. Indonesia Cat-poo Coffee Producers Deny Mislabelling.

A. Hazellah, 24 Oct 2013. New Straits Times. Boycott Civet Coffee, Peta Urges Public.

Wong K.Y., 25 Oct 3013. Shin Min Daily News《新明日报》. Cafes Stop the Sale of Kopi Luwak. – link (original article and English translation).

The Straits Times, 11 Dec 2013. The Straits Times Causes Week, Dec 9-15, 2013. For a Good Cause: Project LUWAK SG. – link (original article)

Web Articles

Abraham, S., 8 May 2014. The Indian Republic. If you drink coffee, you must believe in magic.

Arcangel, X., 23 Oct 2013. GMA News. Animal Rights Group PETA Raises Howl Against Civet Coffee.

Asian Pacific Post, 8 Mar 2014. A pricey harvest from animal abuse.

Bernasek, A., 24 Apr 2014. Newsweek. That and $30 gets you a Cuppa Joe.

Daily Mail, 21 Sep 2013. Lying Injured in Tiny, Filthy Cages: Distressing Pictures Show ‘Wild’ Civet Cats Being Which Produce £60 Cups of Coffee.

Glaser, S., 27 Mar 2014. Business Insider. I Drank ‘Cat Poo Coffee’ — And It Was Awesome.

Hansen, A., 8 Jun 2014. Wildlife Extra. Caged civet coffee is to be refused certification.

Holmes, L., 21 Oct 2013. Modern Farmer. Why Coffee Pooped Out of a Brazilian Bird Sells For Big Bucks.

Jackson, T., 15 Apr 2014. Coffee cats paying a high price too. The Timaru Herald.

Kubota, L., 2 Nov 2011.  The Specialty Coffee Chronicle. The Value of A Good Story, Or: How to Turn Poop into Gold.

Kwok, Y., 2 Oct 2013. Time. The World’s Most Expensive Coffee is a Cruel Cynical Scam

Lee, H., 14 Mar 2014. The Online Citizen. Project LUWAK SG: Putting some serious shit in your cuppa.

Lynn, G. & C. Rogers, 13 Sep 2013. BBC News. Civet Cat Coffee’s Animal Cruelty Secrets

Milman, O., 19 Nov 2012. The Guardian. Word’s Most Expensive Coffee Tainted by ‘Horrific’ Civet Abuse

O’Connor, E., 25 Nov 2012. Time. World’s Priciest Coffee Marred by Abuse Allegations

Pesce, A., 12 Oct 2012. Huffington Post. Kopi Luwak Needs to Disappear.

SPCA Hong Kong. Feb-Apr 2014. Cruelty in a Cup.

The Economist, 31 Aug 2013. Kopi Luwak: Brown-gold Blend.

Wild, T., 13 Sep 2013. The Guardian. Civet Coffee: Why It’s Time to Cut the Crap.

Wild, T., 19 Nov 2013. Huffington Post. Killed by Caffeine.

Government Publications

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore, 2010. Amendment Pertaining to Import Requirements of Civet Coffee (Kopi Luwak) for Sale in Singapore.

2 thoughts on “Articles

  1. How to get free copy of the article by Marcon,NF on the composition and properties of Indonesian kopi luwak?

    • Dear Purwo, we are afraid the article has to be purchased from ScienceDirect and is not available for free.

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